Date: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 08:54:57 +0800 From: Eugene Teo <eugeneteo@...nel.sg> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Cc: Eugene Teo <eugene@...hat.com>, "Steven M. Christey" <coley@...us.mitre.org> Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: memory disclosure in SO_BSDCOMPAT gsopt On Tue, Mar 3, 2009 at 6:49 AM, Steven M. Christey <coley@...us.mitre.org> wrote: > > On Wed, 25 Feb 2009, Eugene Teo wrote: > >> Eugene Teo wrote: >> > [...] >> > The fix for CVE-2009-0676 (upstream commit df0bca04) is incomplete. Note >> > that the same problem of leaking kernel memory will reappear if someone >> > on some architecture uses struct timeval with some internal padding (for >> > example tv_sec 64-bit and tv_usec 32-bit) --- then, you are going to >> > leak the padded bytes to userspace. > > Is this going to require a separate CVE identifier? If a new minor > version of the kernel wasn't released yet, then I'd consider the fix to be > little more than a couple patch-discussion messages in a single Bugzilla > entry. No, it shouldn't. Please use the same CVE name. Thanks. Eugene
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